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- What does Kipling mean by, "he borrowed right- and left-handedly from all the customs of the country he knew and loved."
- "If Kim had walked proudly the day before, disciple of a holy man, to-day he paced with tenfold pride in the train of a semi-royal procession, with a recognised place under the patronage of an old lady of charming manners and infinite resource." Would Kim be satisfied remaining in such a position, despite his current pride and comfort, for a permanent of even extended duration?
- The plot of Kim is not particularly "tight," you might say. What are your thoughts at this point regarding the story's development? Additionally, many excellent novels feature relatively loose plots. How might such narration be indeed effective and under which circumstance?